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PerryScope By Perry Diaz In 1914, more than a century ago, the German Army was advancing into French territory along a 27-mile stretch of land known as the “Western Front.” The French and the British armies were fiercely defending French territory in trenches along a 200-foot narrow strip called “No Man’s Land” that separates them from the Germans who were dug in on the other Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz After repeatedly denying it in the past, President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino had let the cat out of the bag: He wants a second term! And he wants it for a strange reason: To curtail the power of the Supreme Court. Whoa! What happened? Going back to Day One of the Aquino presidency, it reminds us of the promise of hope and Read More …

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GLIMPSES By Jose Ma Montelibano If we did not want change, then things would have remained as they were – and grown worse in the same direction. But many of us wanted change and began to pray for it to happen. Some even demanded it. It puzzles me, then, why the same people who wanted, prayed for, and demanded change are now shocked by the Read More …

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PerryScope By Perry Diaz When President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III ran for the land’s highest office in 2010, his slogan, “Kung walang corrupt, walang mahirap” (No corruption, no poverty), caught the fancy of many voters, particularly the poor. It was an effective one-liner, killing two birds with one stone. And he hammered that in with his promise of “Pagbabago” or “Change.” And the people — Read More …

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GLIMPSES By Jose Ma.Montelibano In a reversal that astounds, the Philippines has been the focus of positive and exciting news. It used to be that the most prevalent of commentaries heaped on both Filipinos and the Philippines centered on two societal cancers – corruption and poverty. Then, stemming from that corruption and poverty would flow a myriad of horror stories. It is also worth mentioning Read More …

ON DISTANT SHORE By Val G. Abelgas It should not surprise us anymore that despite the difficulties of the past few years, the Filipinos remain as optimistic as ever of the coming year. Hope springs eternal for Filipinos as shown by a survey last year by both Pulse Asia and the Social Weather Station that showed 95% or more than nine of ten Filipinos face Read More …

PerryScope by Perry Diaz Ten months into his presidency, President Benigno “P-Noy” Aquino III seems like he’s lost in the jungle of Pinoy politics where the dynamics are constantly changing.  As an avid shooting enthusiast, he knows that it’s difficult to lock the crosshairs on a distant and moving target.  So, he’s left with one option: take the offensive and attack in close combat.   And Read More …